Exploring Contacts for Astigmatism
Do you have astigmatism?
(Not sure what that means? Read more about astigmatism here). People with astigmatism have corneas or lenses that are not symmetrically curved, and as a result, people with astigmatism experience vision that is distorted, stretched and often blurred.
The good news is that you can easily treat astigmatism with corrective lenses. Even contact lens wearers can choose from a great selection of special contacts designed for those with astigmatism. These lenses are often referred to as toric lenses. Toric means that the contact lenses have a curved surface. The contact lenses have a curvature that can counteract the astigmatism.
Here are a few favorite choices in contact lenses for astigmatism:
Acuvue Oasys lenses are disposable contact lenses that can be worn for up to two weeks. In fact, if you choose to wear them all day, you can keep these lenses in for up to seven days comfortably (talk to your optometrist before you do this though). These lenses have a light blue tint making them easier to see and handle. They also have UVA and UVB blocking technology to keep your eyes healthy.
Of course, one of the best features of the Acuvue lenses is how moist they stay throughout the day. Acuvue lenses contain a patented Hydraclear technology that keeps re-wetting the contacts, keeping them comfortable in your eyes.
Are you looking for a daily disposable contact lens for astigmatism? Check out 1-Day Acuvue Moist lenses that feature many of the same characteristics of the Oasys lenses only in a daily disposable lens.
Do you prefer monthly disposable lenses? This brand is a customer favorite. These Air Optix lenses are made with TriComfort Technology that allows your eyes to “breathe” through the lenses. This makes it easier for oxygen to filter through to your eye. In fact, Air Optix boasts the highest level of oxygen permeability of any soft toric lens.
A smooth surface resists build-up and the TriComfort Technology does just that! Every contact lens wearer knows that keeping your lenses smooth and clean is a key to comfort and crisp vision. These lenses just offer a little extra help in this arena.
Biofinity Toric lenses also boast superior oxygen permeability, making them very breathable. These lenses use Aquaform technology that allows lenses and your eyes to stay moist and comfortable. This technology links hydrogen bonds to water molecules to keep a natural wetness – resisting dehydration and deposit build-up during the day. The result is a comfortable, clean looking, and enjoyable to wear contact lens.
Check out the full selection of contact lenses for astigmatism at America’s Best.